Amphetamines and methamphetamine are stimulant drugs that can be highly addictive. They are often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, but they can also be abused for their euphoric effects.
Amphetamines are a stimulant drug. There are various types of amphetamines, like Adderall, that are prescribed to help with conditions such as ADHD. Other types, such as meth, are highly illegal.
Effects from amphetamines can kick in at any time after taking. Some examples include:
There are various ways to take amphetamines, including injection, smoking, snorting or swallowing – and there are risks involved with each. Injection and sharing needles is extremely dangerous because there is a huge risk of spreading HIV/AIDS, Tetanus, or Hepatitis B/C. Snorting leads to the risk of bad nose bleeds.
It is also important to realize that there are extreme effects that can come as a result of use, even days after.
Amphetamine psychosis can involved delusions and hallucinations that lead to violent and aggressive behavior.
Mixing drugs together is never a good idea, and there are always tremendous negative effects, including death – however, mixing amphetamines with an antidepressant such as marijuana will cause the body to overwork, compensating for both drugs, and almost certainly lead to an overdose.
Addiction is complicated and can be very scary. Waiting another day before reaching out for help is never an option.
The specific treatment plan for each individual will vary depending on their needs. However, all treatment plans should include the following components:
Detoxification: This is the process of removing the drug from the body. It is usually done under medical supervision to help manage withdrawal symptoms.
Individual and group therapy: This helps people to understand their addiction and develop coping mechanisms for staying sober.
Life skills training: This teaches people how to live a sober life, such as how to manage their finances, find a job, and maintain relationships.
Maple Mountain Wellness is a leading provider of amphetamines/meth treatment in Utah. We offer various treatment options, including inpatient and outpatient programs, to meet the needs of our clients. Our staff is experienced and compassionate, and we are committed to helping our clients achieve long-term recovery.
If you or someone you know is struggling with amphetamines/meth addiction, don’t hesitate to contact Maple Mountain Wellness today. We can help you get the treatment you need to overcome your addiction and live a sober life.